Feud: Ryan Murphy to tackle Charles vs. Diana next
Ryan Murphy has found his next Feud.
FX has ordered a follow-up to the American Horror Story producer’s upcoming Feud: Bette and Joan miniseries. This time Murphy and his producing partners will tackle the story of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
The order puts Feud on an adversarial collision course of its own — with Netflix’s fall breakout British royal family drama The Crown. If all goes according to plan, The Crown will introduce its version of Lady Diana in season 3, which is expected in 2018. Feud: Charles and Diana will also debut in 2018.
Murphy certainly has his plate full over at FX. First up is Feud: Bette and Joan, which stars Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon as Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, respectively, and debuts Sunday night.
Then there’s the next cycle of American Horror Story, which Murphy previously teased will have ties to the 2016 presidential election (but won’t feature Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton as characters, according to Murphy). An eighth cycle will follow.
There’s also his Emmy-winning American Crime Story anthology, which has its Katrina cycle coming in 2018 starring Matthew Broderick and Annette Bening. ACS has also been greenlit for a third edition focusing on the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace (with Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez in starring roles) and there’s potential fourth cycle in the works on the President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal (come to think of it, that story could have been made for Feud too).
The only struggling part of Murphy’s empire is Fox’s horror-comedy Scream Queens, which seems unlikely to get renewed for a third season. Somehow, we think Murphy will have plenty to keep him busy anyway.
Feud debuts Sunday on FX; go behind the scenes of EW’s recent cover story on the show above.
Feud: Bette and Joan